You may already be familiar with S.M.A.R.T. goals (Make this text a link to smart goal article) (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound), there is another goal setting formula to help you tackle those challenging goals: H.A.R.D. goals.
What are HARD goals?
H – Heartfelt
Are you emotionally drawn towards your goal?
A – Animated
Can you visualize your goal? This can include making a ‘mood board’ or simply day dreaming what your life will look like once you achieve it.
R – Required
Is this goal absolutely necessary?
D – Difficult
Challenge yourself to move past your comfort zone!
Click here to read more about HARD goals. While SMART goals are more specific and practical, HARD goals encourage you to consider your emotions associated with your goals and help motivate you to achieve them!